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Definition of "pillowcase" [pil•low•case]

  • A removable covering for a pillow. Also called pillowslip. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pillowcase" in a sentence
  • "But above all, there was the mystical process of hanging a pillowcase from the ceiling so that it hung over the stove, dangling above a pot as the thick, almost angrily-purple fluid dripped through the filter and into the pot."
  • "Then he picked up a pillowcase from the floor, placed the rat’s still-bleeding corpse inside, and tied the pillowcase shut, forming a makeshift sack."
  • "I turn and look at my pillowcase, which is covered with long strands of red hair and taffy."